Early Indians

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Continuing my Easter reading binge – this book by Tony Joseph is fascinating. It combines DNA research with archaeology and linguistics to trace the roots of modern India – with some very surprising results. Short version: isn’t immigration wonderful, and today’s pop-nationalism a pain! India’s first Homo Sapiens came from Africa (65,000 BCE, just like the rest of the world). …

Mark Sealy – Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time

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Notes from Sealy’s book: ‘Throughout this text I suggest that a photograph of a racialised subject must be both located in and then de-located from the racial and political time of its making and not solely articulated by its descriptive (journalistic) or aesthetic (artistic) concerns. I maintain that it is only within the political and cultural location of a photograph …